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  • Fasting For Spiritual Breakthrough

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Jan 5, 2007
    based on 77 ratings
     | 13,853 views

    True fasting turns our attention off ourselves and onto God.

    Fasting For Spiritual Breakthrough Text: Matt. 6:16-18 Introduction 1. Illustration: Richard Foster writes in his book A Celebration of Discipline, “In a culture where the landscape is dotted with shrines to the Golden Arches and an assortment of Pizza Temples, fasting seems out of place, ...read more

  • Fasting: Why Don't I Hunger More For God?

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Oct 19, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,880 views

    This message examines some of the reasons we should fast as well as a beginner’s guide to fasting.

    - Many feel that way when it comes to fasting - “I can’t go without food!” But you can and it can have tremendous spiritual benefits. BIG IDEA: “Physical hunger can bring spiritual satisfaction.” - Interest: sometimes we feel so close to God and want more and more of Him; other times we ...read more

  • 40 Days Of Prayer And Fasting

    Contributed by Larry Brincefield on May 31, 2007
    based on 17 ratings
     | 6,578 views

    I went to a conference where Elmer Towns spoke on 9 different types of fasts. This sermon was inspired by his presentation.

    Introduction 1. Email Funny (top 10 women drivers) Read Text: Isaiah 58:6-8 2. 9 Fasts in Scripture1 Here in these 3 verses, we see 9 different types of fasts… I’m going to try to hit each one real quick… Because some of you need to fast; but for different reasons… I am indebted to ...read more

  • When You Fast... Series

    Contributed by Clyde Grimes on Oct 30, 2002
    based on 19 ratings
     | 1,718 views

    #2 of 4 sermons on biblical fasting.

    When You Fast… (Matthew 6:16-18) I. The Wrong Way to Fast A. Fasting as a hypocrite 1. To gain a sense of God’s approval and self-approval 2. To fulfill a religious act 3. To gain religious recognition B. Fasting for recognition 1. Danger of feeling “super-spiritual” 2. Danger of ...read more

  • Fighting The Failure To Fast

    Contributed by Chip Monck on Mar 6, 2005
    based on 15 ratings
     | 840 views

    A Biblical look at the spiritual discipline of fasting.

    FIGHTING THE FAILURE TO FAST Various Scriptures Morgan Spurlock is the producer, director and guinea pig of the movie “Super Size Me”, in which he subjects his body to a three-meal-a-day McDonald’s only diet to determine if fast food really has an impact on a person’s health. During the ...read more

  • Keys To Finding Spiritual Power

    Contributed by David Dewitt on May 18, 2004
    based on 17 ratings
     | 1,350 views

    One of the greatest ways to discover spiritual power is to fast and pray

    Keys to Finding Spiritual Power Esther 4:11-17 February 22, 2004 Introduction The Teens are doing a fund raiser called the 30 Hour Famine to raise money for famine relief in other parts of the world. They will be giving up food for 30 hours and will only be allowed to drink water. The purpose ...read more

  • Fasting And Prayer For Revival

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Apr 15, 2003
    based on 151 ratings
     | 9,043 views

    By fasting and praying for revival and evangelism, God will pour Himself on His people.

    A. INTRODUCTION 1. First mention. The Day of Atonement, i.e., Yom Kippur Fast. "On the tenth day of the seventh month of each year, you must go without eating to show sorrow for your sins" (Lev. 16:29 CEV). 2. Full mention. "Is not this the fast that I have chosen? To loose the bands of ...read more

  • Fasting And Prayer

    Contributed by Gerry Pratt on Apr 26, 2002
    based on 111 ratings
     | 7,818 views

    An in-depth guide to fasting and prayer, in the Christian’s life.

    We are living in a society that ranks “eating” as the number one passion. A. We could take the whole time just naming these places...pizza, roast beef, fried chicken, hamburgers, Greek food.....and-on-and-on. 1. We have been programmed to eat at set times. a. There ...read more

  • A Practical Guide To Fasting-Part 1 Series

    Contributed by Clyde Grimes on Oct 30, 2002
    based on 39 ratings
     | 2,378 views

    #3 of 4 sermons on biblical fasting.

    A Practical Guide to Fasting (Part 1) (Topical) I. General Observations II. What Is Fasting? A. Definitions III. Who Fasts? A. OT Examples B. NT Examples C. Contemporary Examples Introduction This is our third message on the subject of fasting. We be-gan by looking at an OT ...read more

  • A Practical Guide To Fasting-Part 2 Series

    Contributed by Clyde Grimes on Oct 30, 2002
    based on 52 ratings
     | 2,653 views

    #4 of 4 sermons on biblical fasting.

    A Practical Guide to Fasting (Part 2) (Topical) I. Where Does It Say, “Fast?” A. Explicit commands B. Expected conviction II. Why Should I Fast? III. When Should I Fast? IV. How Do I Fast? A. Types of fasts B. Accompanying attitudes and actions C. A strategy for successful ...read more

  • Fasting Series

    Contributed by Troy Borst on Jul 16, 2001
    based on 234 ratings
     | 9,129 views

    A series of sermons from Richard Foster’s book "Celebration of Discipline. A top 10 book for any Christian’s bookshelf.

    CELEBRATION OF DISCIPLINE: FASTING MATTHEW 6:16-18 INTRODUCTION Moses the lawgiver, King David, Elijah the prophet, Queen Esther, the prophet Daniel, Anna the prophetess, the Apostle Paul, and Jesus Christ. All of these people in Scripture have one thing in common. Now I realize that ...read more

  • Fasting For Spiritual Growth

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Jul 21, 2005
    based on 94 ratings
     | 15,219 views

    Message based on Jesus’ words in the Sermon on the Mount.

    Fasting for Spiritual Growth Matthew 6:16-18 June 5, 2005 Introduction About a year and a half ago, I began preaching through the gospel of Matthew. And except for some occasions when I felt God was leading me to preach about some other things as kind of a "pause" on our walk through ...read more

  • Nothing Is Impossible For The Lord Series

    Contributed by Don Jaques on Aug 23, 2005
    based on 57 ratings
     | 12,350 views

    All Christians can do seemingly impossible things if they follow Nehemiah’s example. 1. Start where God has given you a concern. (Neh. 1:1-3) 2. Spend time praying and fasting and waiting. (Neh. 1:4-10) 3. When God opens the door, be bold! (Neh. 2:

    Nothing Is Impossible For The LORD Nehemiah 1:1-2:18 July 24, 2005 DON JAQUES MAIN IDEA: All Christians can do seemingly impossible things if they follow Nehemiah’s example. 1. Start where God has given you a concern. (Neh. 1:1-3) 2. Spend time praying and fasting and waiting. (Neh. ...read more

  • The Spiritual Discipline Of Fasting Series

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Feb 22, 2006
    based on 36 ratings
     | 41,605 views

    Fasting can make us hungry for more of God

    Tilling the Soil of the Soul February 19, 2006 Fasting Matthew 6:16-18 Last week I spoke from the story of the transfiguration in Mark 9. When Jesus and the three disciples come down from the mountain, there is a crowd waiting for them. There is a little boy who has been terrorized ...read more

  • Fasting For Spiritual Breakthroughs

    Contributed by Kelly Hudnall on Dec 13, 2001
    based on 252 ratings
     | 2,448 views

    Encouragement to get involved in the spiritual discipline of fasting.

    TEXT: Mark 9:17-29 INTRO: Jesus’ disciples were able to do many miraculous things by the authority they had in His Name but when they came to this demon-possessed man they couldn’t set him free. Jesus told them the reason they couldn’t set him free was because some spiritual breakthroughs ...read more